(3/26/2010) A's SP Jason Jennings gave up two earned runs and four hits while walking three in three innings during Thursday's 6-3 spring loss to the Giants. He also struck out four. Jennings, who made his second start Thursday, is 1-2 with a 10.45 ERA in five spring outings.
Jennings awful in A's debut
(3/20/2010) RP Jason Jennings made his A's debut Saturday against the Indians and didn't look good. Jennings allowed eight runs on seven hits in only 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked a pair.
Jennings could debut in a week
(3/4/2010) Oakland right-hander Jason Jennings, who signed with the Athletics on Sunday, is scheduled to pitch in a game within a week. Jennings threw live batting practice for the first time Wednesday and will throw one more time in game-like situations before the A's slot him into their pitching plans. Jennings said his arm felt great the morning after his latest throwing session. The A's plan to stretch him out as a starter or long relief. He moved to the bullpen with the Rangers last year.
Jennings gets contract from A's
(2/28/2010) MLB.com reports that the A's have signed RHPs Jason Jennings and Brett Tomko to minor league contracts. Jennings will report to spring training camp while Tomko heads to minor league camp to continue rehabbing from last season's arm injury.
Jennings released by Rangers
(8/27/2009) The Rangers cut right-hander Jason Jennings on Thursday and called up righty reliever Pedro Strop from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Texas designated Jennings for assignment, then put him on outright release waivers.
Jennings records rare save Thursday
(6/26/2009) Rangers RP Jason Jennings, normally a long reliever, recorded his first save of the season in a 12-inning affair Thursday at Arizona. He allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in one inning, recording one strikeout.
Jennings struggles with runners on
(6/24/2009) From The Sports Xchange: RHP Jason Jennings was brought in with men on base Tuesday -- something the Rangers had hoped to avoid -- and they paid for it. Jennings gave up a double to the first hitter he faced, allowing the runner he inherited to score. Jennings has allowed six of 11 inherited runners to score.
Wild Jennings throws one away
(6/21/2009) Two games Saturday ended on wild pitches in extra innings. Nate Schierholtz scored the winning run for San Francisco on a wild pitch by Jason Jennings with two outs in the 11th inning and the Giants beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Saturday night. Earlier, the Cubs beat Cleveland 6-5 in 13 innings when Andres Blanco came home on Kerry Wood's gaffe.
Jennings makes 25-man roster
(4/5/2009) Texas purchased the minor league contract of SP Jason Jennings on Sunday as he was added to the 25-man roster. Jennings pitched 14 2/3 innings this spring and finished with a 1.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts compared to just five walks.
Jennings, Guardado in Texas bullpen
(4/1/2009) The Dallas Morning News reports that Rangers SP Jason Jennings and RP Eddie Guardado have secured spots in the Texas bullpen to start the season.
Jennings makes case for bullpen spot
(3/31/2009) Texas SP Jason Jennings bolstered his case for a spot in the Rangers' bullpen on Tuesday. Jennings threw three strong innings in Texas' 10-3 loss to the Giants. He gave up one run and one hit, struck out four and walked none. "Hopefully, I proved that I can throw the last four weeks," he said. "Hopefully that will prove to them that my arm's in pretty good shape." Rangers manager Ron Washington said decisions on the bullpen, as well as the final spot on the rotation and the last outfield spot, could come Wednesday. "When it's not clear cut it's not clear cut," he said. "We might have something tomorrow. We might not. I hate standing here sounding like this but there's no decision made."
Jennings a long reliever at best
(3/31/2009) The Rangers are considering former starting pitcher Jason Jennings for a long relief spot.
J. Jennings looks headed for bullpen
(3/27/2009) The Dallas Morning News reports that Rangers SP Jason Jennings hasn't thrown on four days' rest since spring started, which could mean he's being groomed for the bullpen. "I don't know," Jennings said of his role. "I don't know what it means."
Jennings pitches scoreless innings
(3/12/2009) Texas SP Jason Jennings tossed a scoreless inning on Thursday against the Mariners, striking out a batter. His ERA fell to 2.25 on the spring season with the performance.
Jennings makes first spring outing
(3/5/2009) Rangers SP Jason Jennings, who made only six starts last year before his season-ending elbow surgery, allowed a run on two hits in his first spring appearance on Thursday against the Padres. But he was throwing in the upper 80s, significantly better than last spring.
(2/20/2009) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Rangers SP Jason Jennings hopes to throw batting practice tomorrow. Jennings is coming off elbow surgery from last May.
Texas' Jennings back on minor deal
(2/6/2009) Right-hander Jason Jennings and the Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training. The deal announced Friday gives Jennings another chance to rebound from elbow problems that have plagued him since he returned to his home state after six seasons with the Colorado Rockies.
(7/29/2008) The Rangers transferred right-hander Jason Jennings from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Jennings underwent season-ending flexor tendon surgery on his right forearm on May 30.
Elbow surgery ends Jennings' season
(5/31/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings underwent season-ending elbow surgery for the second straight year. Team physician Keith Meister performed the surgery Friday to repair Jennings' right flexor tendon, manager Ron Washington said. The 2002 National League Rookie of the Year had the same surgery last August while he was with the Astros. "You're always disappointed when you lose a pitcher," Washington said Saturday before Texas' game against Oakland. "We're happy he got this taken care of. But we're going to miss him because we were looking for big things from him."
Jennings still not throwing off mound
(5/18/2008) The Dallas Star-Telegram reports that Rangers SP Jason Jennings is taking his recovery from forearm inflammation slowly and has yet to throw off a mound. He is currently throwing off flat ground from 45-50 feet. "I'm not going to rush back, because I was frustrated knowing I was trying to pitch when I was not where I needed to be," Jennings said. "I was never 100 percent this season and was just missing with my fastball and didn't have any sharpness on my breaking ball."
Jennings officially goes on DL
(5/2/2008) The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starter Jason Jennings on the 15-day disabled list Friday night with soreness in his forearm. Texas recalled left-hander A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma to start Saturday at Oakland.
(4/30/2008) Texas Rangers right-hander Jason Jennings is headed to the disabled list with muscle soreness in his forearm. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Jennings will head to the DL on Saturday when the Rangers will call up A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma to start at Oakland. Jennings left Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals after throwing his second pitch of the third inning. "We're going to give him some time to recover," Daniels said. "We don't expect he'll be down long."
Jennings having nerve irritation
(4/30/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings continued to pitch like a man who didn't belong in the big leagues Tuesday against the Royals, giving up eight hits and five runs in two innings to fall to 0-5. And then, he left the game with no outs in the third inning because of ulnar nerve irritation in his right arm. "The doctor said it was a nerve/muscle strain," said Jennings. "We'll see how sore I am (Wednesday)."
Jennings: 5 IP, 5 K, 5 BB
(4/24/2008)Jason Jennings (0-4) allowed five runs on five hits and five walks in five innings at Detroit on Thursday.
Jennings, not Feldman, starting Thurs.
(4/24/2008) The Rangers decided Jason Jennings would instead start Thursday, while call-up Scott Feldman would slot later in the rotation. Feldman was supposed to start after getting called up.
Rangers tweak their rotation
(4/24/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings, who was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the Tigers, was moved back to Saturday against the Twins. Scott Feldman, who will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, will take his place. Kevin Millwood still starts Friday and Jennings will replace Kason Gabbard in the rotation on Saturday. Gabbard is expected to go on the DL with back stiffness. Vincente Padilla will round out the week when he takes the hill Sunday.
Jennings finally has a good start
(4/20/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings, who failed to get past the fifth inning in each of his first three starts, gave up just two runs and three hits through six Saturday at Boston. He walked two and struck out one, taking a no-decision.
Jennings heading to DL soon?
(4/15/2008) The Dallas Morning News reports that Rangers SP Jason Jennings could wind up on the disabled list unless he improves his velocity and control issues over his next two starts.
Jennings blasted for seven runs
(4/14/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings allowed five runs in the first two innings Monday against the Angels and even blew a 3-2 lead as he dropped to 0-3 with L.A.'s 7-4 win. Jennings had two scoreless innings before the Angels scored twice more in the fifth and ran the right-hander after 4 2/3 innings. Jennings was charged with seven hits, seven runs and four walks. He struck out five and allowed a solo home run to Mike Napoli.
Jennings has his start pushed back
(4/12/2008) Rangers manager Ron Washington altered his rotation Friday to give No. 4 starter Jason Jennings an extra day's rest. Jennings was due to start Sunday, but he'll be pushed back to Monday. Jennings is 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA in his first two starts this season. Texas will recall RHP Scott Feldman from Double-A Frisco to make his first major-league start Sunday.
Jennings shows his frustrations
(4/8/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings allowed two early home runs that put him in a 4-0 hole he couldn't climb out of, as Baltimore prevailed for a 8-1 win Tuesday.Jennings, who joined Hall of Famer and new team president Nolan Ryan as the only Texas natives to start a Rangers home opener, struggled to find the strike zone. The homers came after Jennings threw 16 of his first 25 pitches for balls and walked the bases loaded in the first before an inning-ending grounder on which he covered first base -- then, in frustration, hurled the ball deep into the stands. Jennings suffered his second loss after allowing four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out one.
Two homers plague SP Jennings
(4/3/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings was cruising along Wednesday against the Mariners until allowing a three-run homer to Jose Lopez with two outs in the fifth. Jennings took the 4-1 loss after allowing five hits and four runs in five innings. He walked two and struck out one. He also allowed a solo home run to Jose Vidro in the second.
Jennings finishes his strong spring
(3/27/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings, who missed three months last season with the Houston Astros because of elbow problems, gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings during Thursday's spring win against the Royals. "It's getting there," Jennings said. "It's a slow process as far as that goes but I've been focusing a lot on long toss and getting my arm strength where it needs to be. Physically this is the best I've felt all spring." Jennings walked two and struck out four in his fifth start of the spring. "He was good for me," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He ended up only going 5 1/3, but there were a couple of plays we wanted to make that we didn't make. That caused him to throw more pitches."
Jennings works in minor-league game
(3/22/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings pitched five shutout innings for Class A Bakersfield in a minor-league game against Brevard County, Milwaukee's Class A affiliate. Jennings gave up two hits, struck out seven and walked five.
Jennings might not begin with team?
(3/18/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings, who has a 1.54 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this spring as he works his way back from elbow surgery, has struggled with his velocity this spring. His pitches are topping out at 85 mph, and the Rangers want to see him get into the 86-89 mph range in order to be comfortable with having him on the opening-day roster, according to The Sports Xchange.
Jennings looking like a new man
(3/18/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings made another solid start Monday against the Mariners. Jennings, who signed with the hometown Rangers after an injury-plagued season and elbow surgery in Houston last year, allowed a run and two hits in four innings, with two strikeouts and no walks. Though the Rangers have been concerned a bit about Jennings' velocity while building his arm strength, he has a 1.54 ERA (two earned runs over 11 2/3 innings) in four spring starts. He has seven strikeouts and four walks.
Jennings does well again Wednesday
(3/12/2008)Jason Jennings looked good in his quest to win a rotation spot after offseason elbow surgery, Sidney Ponson pitched two hitless innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday. Jennings, who has a 1.17 earned run average in his first three starts, gave up two runs (one unearned) in three innings. He struck out four and walked one. Jennings' fastball is only reaching the mid-80s mph, but he anticipates that his velocity will increase. "I'm trying to keep my eyes off of that right now because I'm just six months out of surgery," Jennings said. "I got strikeouts on sliders. I try not to look at results, but obviously every time you go out there you want to try to get guys out and pitch well."
Jennings' elbow holding up well
(3/10/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings has pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit in his two exhibition starts so far, and his surgically repaired elbow has held up nicely. "I really have no reason to believe there's going to be any problems," Jennings said. "I had the surgery, I got checked out thoroughly before I signed here. Everything was great. I've felt good all spring."
J. Jennings great in second start
(3/7/2008) Rangers SP Jason Jennings allowed just one hit in his second scoreless appearance this spring since signing a one-year deal with the Rangers following a year in Houston. He went 2 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out one. Jennings, the 2002 NL Rookie of the Year who was born in Dallas, was 2-9 with a career-worst 6.45 ERA in 19 games with the Astros. He missed three months because of elbow problems and needed season-ending surgery in August to repair a torn tendon. "There's no pain whatsoever this year," Jennings said. "That's all I'm worried about right now."
McCarthy, Jennings to pitch Friday
(3/6/2008) Starting pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Jason Jennings are both expected to pitch Friday against Milwaukee, instead of one of them staying at Surprise to pitch in a 'B' game.
Jennings nervous, but does well
(3/2/2008) Making his first start for his hometown Rangers, Jason Jennings was more nervous than he had been in a long time -- even though it was only spring training in Arizona. "I wanted to make a good impression for my new teammates, my new coaches, new management," Jennings said. And Jennings, who signed with Texas after an injury-plagued season and surgery in Houston, did by pitching two scoreless innings, allowing only one walk, Sunday against the Royals. "He really made easy work of his two innings," manager Ron Washington said. "Anytime you haven't been out there in a long time, it's not nervousness. It's just energy wanting to get going."
Jennings 'completely ready to go'
(2/15/2008)Jason Jennings said he's "completely ready to go" after signing a free-agent deal in January with the Rangers that will pay him a base salary of $4 million. That's much different from last spring with the Astros, when the 2002 NL rookie of the year struggled through nagging pain in his elbow. Jennings didn't pitch after Aug. 20 and had surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon.
(1/17/2008) Free agent right-hander Jason Jennings agreed to a one-year deal worth $4 million to join the Texas Rangers rotation. The Rangers announced the deal Thursday morning, and planned to introduce Jennings at a news conference later in the day. Jennings, a Dallas native, was a former first-round pick by Colorado and the 2002 NL Rookie of the Year. He is coming off an injury-plagued season in Houston after six seasons in Colorado, going 4-1 in seven starts at the end of 2001 in his major league debut. He then went 16-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 32 starts in 2002. Jennings is still the Rockies' franchise leader in wins (58), innings pitched (941) and shutouts (three). In 175 major league games, Jennings has a 60-65 record with a 4.91 ERA. The rest of the Rangers rotation includes Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Brandon McCarthy and Kason Gabbard, the 25-year-old left-hander who came from Boston last summer in the trade for closer Eric Gagne.
Jennings joins Rangers rotation
(1/17/2008) The Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth about $4 million with free agent right-hander Jason Jennings. The agreement was confirmed late Wednesday night by two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The team could announce the deal as early as Thursday. Jennings, a former first-round pick who was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2002 while with Colorado, was 2-9 in 19 games for Houston last season. He missed nearly three months because of a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.
Jennings not offered arbitration
(12/3/2007) The Astros offered arbitration to free agents Trever Miller and Mark Loretta, but not to pitcher Jason Jennings and infielder Mike Lamb. The Astros also declined to offer arbitration to right-handed reliever Brian Moehler, pinch-hitter Orlando Palmeiro and Craig Biggio, who retired after 20 seasons. Miller and Loretta have until Friday to accept the offer. If they decline and sign with another club, the Astros would receive a compensatory draft selection between the first and second rounds of the June 2008 draft for each player.
(11/8/2007) Astros starting pitcher Jason Jennings filed for free agency.
Jennings moved to 60-day DL
(9/4/2007) The Astros purchased the contracts of C Humberto Quintero and SS Cody Ransom, called up pitcher Juan Gutierrez and outfielder Jason Lane and moved pitcher Jason Jennings (torn right elbow tendon -- out for season) to the 60-day DL.
Jennings has surgery Friday
(9/1/2007) RHP Jason Jennings underwent successful surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow. Jennings should begin his rehab, which is expected to last six months, in the next 10 days.
Jason Jennings lands on the DL
(8/22/2007) The Houston Astros activated outfielder Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and placed struggling starter Jason Jennings on the DL with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. Jennings, the 2002 NL Rookie of the Year, has been a disappointment since the Astros acquired him last offseason in a trade with Colorado for outfielder Willy Taveras and pitchers Jason Hirsh and Taylor Buchholz.
Jennings awful against Nats
(8/21/2007) Jason Jennings (2-9) gave up six runs and seven hits in four innings in Monday's start against the Nationals, stretching his winless streak to six games. He has just one win in 12 starts since June 19. "These last couple starts I feel like I have thrown the ball better than I have the last month or two," Jennings said. "Just no results to show for it."
Jennings hung with another loss
(8/16/2007) Jason Jennings (2-8) allowed four runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking none Wednesday. He is 0-7 in his past 10 starts at Dodger Stadium, after winning the first time he pitched there in 2001 with the Rockies. "That was probably one of the most frustrating losses I've had in a while," said Jennings, who beat Penny 7-4 on July 24 at Houston. "I gave up one run through five and had a low pitch count, so I really felt like I could at least get into the seventh."
Jennings shows improvement at home
(8/11/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings retired the first seven Brewers he faced Friday before J.J. Hardy launched a 1-0 pitch off the facade in left field. Hardy's 19th homer of the season was his first in 36 games, going back to the solo homer he hit off Jennings in Milwaukee on June 25. In the fourth, Prince Fielder gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead by hammering a 2-2 pitch high into the upper deck in right field. It was his NL-leading 35th homer. Jennings threw 83 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, a sharp improvement over his last outing at home, when he gave up 11 runs in two-thirds of an inning against San Diego. He was charged with three hits, four runs and two walks. He struck out three.
Astros bail out SP Jennings
(8/4/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings, who gave up a career-high 11 runs while recording only two outs in his last start, surrendered five runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings Saturday against Marlins. He walked none and struck out one in the no-decision. He was on the hook for the loss before the Astros rallied to tie the game. In Jennings' last three appearances, including a relief outing, his ERA has gone from 4.74 to 6.11.
Jennings comes through at plate
(8/3/2007) In his last start on Sunday, Jennings gave up 11 runs, eight hits and three walks in the first inning against San Diego and was gone after getting only two outs. It was the most runs given up by a pitcher to start a game since Aug. 13, 2006, when Kansas City's Luke Hudson allowed 11 runs against Cleveland.
Jennings works as reliever
(8/1/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings made his first appearance Wednesday since getting tagged for 11 runs in the first inning of Sunday's start against the Padres. However, Jennings was needed as a reliever during the team's 12-4 loss to the Braves. He allowed two hits, one walk and one run in one inning of work. He did strike out one.
Slumping Jennings says he's fine
(8/1/2007) The Astros are concerned about a drop in the velocity of RHP Jason Jennings' pitches. The location of the pitches also are a concern. Jennings gave up 11 runs in two-thirds of an inning in an 18-11 loss to San Diego on Sunday. "He says he's fine," said manager Phil Garner. "It's a mystery. He's a control pitcher that's missed his spots." Jennings is scheduled to start in Saturday's game at Florida.
Jennings allows 11 runs to open game
(7/29/2007) The San Diego Padres scored 11 runs in the first inning Sunday against Houston Astros starter Jason Jennings. Mike Cameron and Adrian Gonzalez hit two-run homers and Brian Giles had a two-run double for the Padres, who put together their biggest inning since they scored 12 in the ninth inning at Colorado on Sept. 12, 2004. Starting pitcher Tim Stauffer, called up from Triple-A Portland on Saturday, added a two-run single for the Padres, who had their biggest first inning since they scored 13 against St. Louis on Aug. 24, 1993. It was the most runs allowed by the Astros in an inning since they gave up 14 in the first against Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.
Jennings snaps losing streak
(7/25/2007) Jason Jennings (2-6), who had lost his previous five starts, allowed three runs and three hits in six innings Tuesday to win for the first time since June 19 at the Los Angeles Angels. "He had that rough inning, but then he settled down after that and started making better pitches," manager Phil Garner said. "He forced himself to get the ball down in the zone after that." Jennings had been on the longest losing streak of his big league career and had just one victory in his previous seven starts against the Dodgers. "I'm making good strides," he said. "I gave up three runs early, but I kept us close. I pitched a lot better after the runs were given up and I gave the offense a chance."
Jennings tattooed by Nats
(7/18/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings took a four-game losing streak into Wednesday and it didn't get any better for the right-hander. He suffered his fifth straight loss after allowing eight hits and seven runs in five innings to the Nationals. He walked four and struck out two. Jennings has allowed more than five earned runs just twice during his losing streak.
Jennings takes loss Friday
(7/13/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and four runs (three earned) with one walk and matching a season high with seven strikeouts during Friday's loss to the Cubs. He was taken out in the sixth after Carlos Zambrano hit his second single and Alfonso Soriano doubled. Jennings has now lost four consecutive starts, but has allowed just three earned runs more than once.
Jennings handed another loss
(7/5/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings was handed his third straight loss during Thursday's start against the Mets. He allowed nine hits, three walks and five earned runs in six innings. He struck out four. Jennings has now allowed 11 earned runs in 20 innings during his losing streak.
Jennings can't beat former mates
(6/30/2007) Jeff Francis allowed three hits in seven innings and the Colorado Rockies beat their former ace Jason Jennings and the Houston Astros 5-0 Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Francis earned his third victory in four starts, winning a duel of Rockies' top draft picks. Jennings (1-3), drafted by Colorado in 1999, is the Rockies' career leader in wins (58), innings (941) and starts (156). He was traded to Houston in December. Francis was drafted in 2002. Facing his former team for the first time, Jennings breezed through the first three innings, allowing only a walk to Troy Tulowitzki with four strikeouts. However, he allowed five hits, two walks and three runs before his night was done after seven innings. He finished with six strikeouts.
Jennings quality but takes loss
(6/26/2007) Jason Jennings, who has missed a majority of the season with elbow tendinitis, loaded the bases in the seventh Monday, but got out of it to end his night. He allowed five hits, four walks and struck out five. In the third, the Brewers made it 3-0 with two runs off Jennings (1-2).
Jennings finally gets first win
(6/20/2007) Jason Jennings (1-1) won Tuesday for the first time in seven starts with the Astros. The right-hander allowed five runs -- four earned -- and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one. "I didn't expect to get the first one in June, but it's better late than never," said Jennings, who pitched for the fifth time after missing 44 games because of tendinitis in his elbow. "It's a little deceiving, just because I did miss so many games. I felt like I've been throwing the ball OK. We just hadn't put it together on the days I've pitched, but it's nice to finally get it."
Jennings done after four innings
(6/14/2007) Jason Jennings, who missed 44 games with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, remains winless in six starts this season after leaving after four innings with the score tied at 3 Thursday vs. Oakland. He allowed five hits and three runs with two walks and one strikeout.
Jennings gets a no decision
(6/9/2007) Houston starter Jason Jennings, bidding for his first win with the Astros, took a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning against the White Sox, who entered the game with a .232 team batting average. The bullpen, however, surrendered his lead before the Astros could ultimately win the game. He allowed six hits and a run in seven-plus innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list with elbow problems.
Jennings won't pitch in Coors
(6/6/2007) RHP Jason Jennings will miss pitching in the three-game series in Colorado. "I'll miss it and it was strange coming back in here for the first time," said Jennings, who was acquired from the Rockies in the offseason. "I did go to the right clubhouse."
Jennings allows four runs
(6/3/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings allowed a leadoff homer to David Eckstein during Sunday's no-decision against the Cardinals, but settled down thereafter. He retired nine straight before allowing a single to Scott Spiezio in the fourth inning. It was all downhill for Jennings after that. He left after six innings, allowing seven hits, two homers and four earned runs -- the most he has allowed in four starts with Houston. He did have two strikeouts.
Jason Jennings feeling good
(5/31/2007) Jennings told the Houston Chronicle that his elbow responded well on Wednesday, a day after his first start since mid-April. "I feel as good as to be expected," Jennings said. "I'm sore. It usually takes day two or day three to really tell how you bounce back. You're always going to be sore the day after. Just try to get my work in (Thursday) and flush out some of that soreness and throw a bullpen here in couple of days."
Jennings solid, but tires early
(5/30/2007) Jason Jennings gave up three hits in five shutout innings, striking out three in his first start for Houston since April 8. Jennings was on the DL with tendinitis in his right throwing elbow and was disappointed he tired so quickly Tuesday night. "I'm not a five-inning guy, I don't want to be a five-inning guy," Jennings said. "I'm going to work to get that arm strength back, try to go a little deeper in the game. Other than that, I was pretty pleased." Jennings retired nine in a row after giving up three hits and walking two in the first two innings. He struck out two to end the fifth and was finished after 79 pitches.
(5/27/2007) The Astros have Memorial Day off, then play at home against Cincinnati on Tuesday. RHP Jason Jennings returns from the DL to make the start for Houston.
Jennings to start on Tuesday
(5/25/2007) Manager Phil Garner said RHP Jason Jennings will start Tuesday against Cincinnati. Jennings is on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his elbow and did not look very good in a recent rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock.
Jennings not great in rehab outing
(5/23/2007) RHP Jason Jennings, who went on the DL after two starts with tendinitis in his elbow, gave up three hits, four earned runs and five walks in 3 1/3 innings Tuesday night in a rehab outing for Triple-A Round Rock. Jennings threw 75 pitches, 42 for strikes, and he struck out two batters.
Jennings a 2-start return in Week 9?
(5/22/2007) RHP Jason Jennings will try to clear his final hurdle before returning from the DL when he makes his last rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Round Rock against Iowa. Jennings, who was put on the DL with elbow tendinitis after just two starts, worked five scoreless innings Thursday at Double-A Corpus Christi in his first rehab start.
Jennings feels good after throwing
(5/19/2007) RHP Jason Jennings said his right elbow felt fine one day after throwing 54 pitches in five innings in his minor league rehab start at Class AA Corpus Christi on Thursday. "My velocity was up and I used all my pitches," he said. "I don't think I could take a negative out of it. Everything was positive. If the next few days go well, I will be good to go."
Jennings feels good after throwing
(5/19/2007) RHP Jason Jennings said his right elbow felt fine one day after throwing 54 pitches in five innings in his minor league rehab start at Class AA Corpus Christi on Thursday. "My velocity was up and I used all my pitches," he said. "I don't think I could take a negative out of it. Everything was positive. If the next few days go well, I will be good to go."
SP Jennings makes rehab start
(5/18/2007) Jason Jennings (elbow) worked five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk in a rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday. He also struck out two batters in the no-decision.
Jennings continues rehab
(5/17/2007) Astros RHP Jason Jennings will make the first of two scheduled minor league rehab starts Thursday for Double-A Corpus Christi. Jennings, on the disabled list since April 9 with right elbow tendinitis, will throw four innings or 60 pitches. "I've done everything I can to be prepared and get back to where I need to be," Jennings said. "I think (Thursday's) not a do or die. It's kind of a test for me in a game situation to see where I am."
Jennings on the comeback trail
(5/16/2007) RHP Jason Jennings threw a light bullpen session Tuesday afternoon as a final tune-up to his rehab start Thursday at Double-A Corpus Christi. If all goes well at Corpus Christi, he'll make another rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock next Tuesday, general manager Tim Purpura said. "The organizational philosophy is two rehab starts for sure," Purpura said. "It's not really what he does. To me it's (about building) arm strength and stamina."
Jennings throws a sim game Saturday
(5/13/2007) Jason Jennings, out since mid-April with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, threw 75 pitches during a simulated game Saturday. "It was nice and hot today, so I worked up a sweat, which was good," said Jennings, acquired in the offseason in a trade with Colorado.
Jennings to make sim start
(5/12/2007) RHP Jason Jennings, on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right elbow, will make his second simulated start since going on the disabled list. If all goes well again, he'll go on the first of what's likely to be two rehab starts. Jennings' simulated start Saturday might be shorter than the one he had Monday, because he might go on his rehab Wednesday at Double-A Corpus Christi on three days of rest instead of the usual four between starts. "I'll go probably a couple of innings and then, either Wednesday or Thursday, go down the pitch for Corpus," he said. "If I pitch Wednesday that would be on four days, so I don't want to throw a lot (Saturday) because I'll come back one day early. But if I throw Thursday, then I can do full-out (Saturday). I'll probably (pitch) four innings or so the first rehab start and then five or six innings my second one and be ready to go. We have officially made the schedule, but that's the tentative schedule."
Jennings' sim game goes well
(5/8/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings threw in a simulated game Monday prior to the Astros' 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. On the 15-day DL with tendinitis in his right elbow's flexor tendon, Jennings threw 57 pitches in three innings. He will throw another simulated game Saturday before going out on a minor league rehabilitation assignment. "I treated it just like a game and threw all my pitches and didn't tell them what was coming," said Jennings, who threw close to 90 pitches, including warm-up pitches. "This is the last step before I go in a competitive game. However many it takes to get to that point, I don't know. It will definitely take three or four at least. We'll see."
Jennings to throw simulated game
(5/7/2007) Astros RHP Jason Jennings, on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right elbow, is optimistic as he prepares to throw a simulated game Monday for the first time since he went on the DL retroactive to April 9. The Astros have secured the field Monday afternoon before the game at Great American Ball Park that opens a four-game series against the Reds. Barring a setback, he will throw three "innings" of 20 pitches apiece against Astros hitters. "I'm just excited that I can see the end (of the DL stint)," he said. "I can see the finish line. Hopefully it all goes well to where that finish line doesn't get pushed back anymore."
Jennings out two more weeks
(5/2/2007) RHP Jason Jennings, who has been on the DL since April 9 with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, will throw his fourth bullpen session Wednesday. If that goes well, he'll likely pitch two simulated games next week. He's eligible to come off the DL now, but Astros manager Phil Garner said he'll be out for at least two more weeks. "At the end of next week we'll make a determination on where we are and what we're going to do," Garner said. "I think a rehab assignment is probably in order."
Jennings unsure about return date
(4/28/2007) RHP Jason Jennings still isn't sure when he'll return from his elbow injury suffered April 8 against the Cardinals. He's eligible to come off the disabled list now but manager Phil Garner says "We're probably looking at least the end of next week ... if all goes well."
Jennings throws 25 pitches Wed.
(4/26/2007) RHP Jason Jennings, on the DL since April 16 with a sore elbow, threw 25 pitches off a mound Wednesday. He will throw off the mound Friday for the second time since going on the DL. In related news, the club decided to break off contract extension talks until the end of the season.
Jennings due to get sim game
(4/25/2007) RHP Jason Jennings, placed on the DL April 16 with a sore elbow, was to pitch a simulated game Wednesday.
Jennings begins to play catch
(4/22/2007) According to MLB.com, injured Astros SP Jason Jennings (elbow) played catch before Saturday's game against the Brewers and will do so again before Sunday's game. "I'll just try to get a little farther tomorrow and progress every single day and see how it goes," Jennings said, adding that he threw roughly 30-40 tosses from 60 feet.
Jennings dealt with elbow in '06
(4/17/2007) Jason Jennings is optimistic because he has dealt with the same discomfort since last June and because the MRI exam he underwent Friday revealed no ligament problem. "I was a little nervous just because all the tendons and everything in there are so close together," he said. "You can't tell with the naked eye without getting an actual test done, an actual MRI. Needless to say, when I found out the results I was happy. It was a real good sign, real good news. Going into the MRI, that's what I expected it to be, my flexor tendon. That's what I dealt with all last year. There were games last year that were uncomfortable, but nothing that can't be managed. Hopefully I can be back pitching in two weeks and not have to deal with it anymore."
Jennings lands on 15-day DL
(4/17/2007) After Monday's game against the Marlins, the Astros placed RHP Jason Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his throwing elbow retroactive to April 9. Matt Albers was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and is scheduled to start Friday.
Rainout resets Astros' rotation
(4/15/2007) A rainout Sunday has reshuffled the Astros rotation. Wandy Rodriguez will go Monday, followed by Roy Oswalt, Chris Sampson and Woody Williams. Brian Moehler is the probable fill-in starter for the TBD on Friday for Jason Jennings (forearm), who will miss a couple of starts.
Jennings to miss two starts
(4/14/2007) Astros right-hander Jason Jennings will miss at least two starts with tendinitis in his throwing elbow. Jennings, (0-1, 3.00 ERA) had an MRI exam in Houston on Saturday and the exam revealed no ligament damage. The team said Jennings would be placed on the disabled list sometime during the week of April 16-22. He made two starts this season before skipping his third, scheduled for Saturday, when his elbow flared up in Philadelphia. Jennings gave up a run on five hits with seven strikeouts, but didn't get a decision in the Astros' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on April 3. He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in Houston's 10-1 loss to St. Louis on April 8.
Jennings to miss Saturday's start
(4/13/2007) According to MLB.com, Astros SP Jason Jennings will not make his scheduled start Saturday against the Phillies because of tendinitis in the flexor muscle of his right elbow. Jennings is set to fly back to Houston to have a MRI. Woody Williams will now pitch Saturday, while Wandy Rodriguez will go on Sunday. Chris Sampson will stay on schedule to pitch Tuesday and the Astros will later name a starter for Monday's game against the Marlins.
Snowout resets Astros' rotation
(4/12/2007) Wandy Rodriguez was snowed out Wednesday and will now start Monday. Roy Oswalt, Jason Jennings and Woody Williams are scheduled to start over the weekend, while Chris Sampson will go Tuesday vs. Florida.
Wandy Rodriguez start snowed out
(4/11/2007) The Astros-Cubs game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was postponed because of snow. Wandy Rodriguez was scheduled to start and it's uncertain if the Astros will skip him this week. Roy Oswalt, Jason Jennings and Woody Williams were scheduled to start over the weekend.
(4/8/2007) Jason Jennings (0-1) gave up five hits, including an Albert Pujols' homer, and struck out five in six innings Sunday vs. St. Louis. He took the loss in a 10-1 game despite allowing only three runs.
Jennings solid in Astros debut
(4/3/2007) Houston SP Jason Jennings went six innings in his Astros' debut Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing five hits, one earned run, one homer and one walk, while striking out seven. He got a no-decision on Tuesday after the bullpen blew the lead for the second day in a row.
Jennings yields four runs Saturday
(3/24/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings allowed eight hits, one walk and four runs in five innings during Saturday's spring game against the Tigers. He also had two strikeouts. Jennings is 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14 spring innings.
Jennings throws in minors
(3/20/2007) MLB.com reports that Astros SP Jason Jennings, who was supposed to pitch a spring game against the Marlins Monday, started against the Tigers' Triple-A team in Kissimmee. He allowed two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks over four innings, throwing 74 pitches (47 for strikes).
Jennings to pitch in Triple-A game
(3/19/2007) MLB.com reports that Jason Jennings was set to start in Jupiter Monday, but instead he will throw in a Triple-A game in Kissimmee on Monday. Fernando Nieve will start in his place. This is just a case of the Astros having so many pitchers and too few innings to get their work in. "If we have guys that need to get innings in, I don't mind coming over here, as long as I'm getting my pitches in," he said. "I still have two more [spring] starts after tomorrow, so it's fine. As long as I'm getting my pitches in, that's all I'm worried about."
Jennings settles down vs. Braves
(3/14/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings pitched four innings, allowing five hits and one earned run Wednesday against the Braves. He also had four strikeouts. He now has a 5.00 ERA in nine spring innings.
Jennings touched up for four runs
(3/8/2007) Astros SP Jason Jennings, making his second spring start, allowed four earned runs and five hits in three innings of work Thursday against the Nationals. He also walked one and struck out three. He now has a 7.20 spring ERA and five strikeouts.
Jason Jennings makes Houston debut
(3/3/2007) Jason Jennings, acquired from Colorado to bolster Houston's rotation, looked good in his first appearance with the Astros on Saturday. The right-hander didn't allow a hit in his two-inning stint. He threw 17 of his 35 pitches for strikes, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Astros announce spring rotation
(2/25/2007) Astros manager Phil Garner revealed Feb. 20 that RHP Woody Williams will start the team's exhibition opener March 1 against the Indians in Winter Haven, Fla. RHP Roy Oswalt, who has been given the opening day assignment for the fifth consecutive season, will make his 2007 Grapefruit League debut March 2 in the opener at Osceola County Stadium against defending American League champion Detroit. RHP Jason Jennings will start March 3 against Atlanta at Disney World.
Astros want to re-sign Jennings
(2/22/2007) Astros RHP Jason Jennings has a new team, and he might end up with a new contract. The Astros acquired Jennings and Miguel Asencio in a December trade with the Rockies, who received Willy Taveras, Jason Hirsh and Taylor Buchholz. Jennings can become a free agent after this season, and there's no doubt the Astros will hold contract talks this spring. "I have had conversations with Casey Close, his agent," Astros general manager Tim Purpura said. "I think both sides are of the opinion that we'll talk at some point this spring. There's no rush on either side to talk about a contract extension. I think it's important to let a player kind of settle in to your environment and get a feel for what the situation is like before you even talk about a long-term contract."
Jennings ready to win in Houston
(2/17/2007) Shortly after the Houston Astros acquired Jason Jennings from Colorado in December, general manager Tim Purpura called his new pitcher to emphasize how much the Astros were committed to success. "One of the first things I said to him was, 'We're all about winning. We eat, sleep and drink it,"' Purpura said. That was just what Jennings needed to hear after six losing seasons with the Rockies. "I'm not used to that," Jennings said. "To be here with these guys and have a chance to legitimately make the playoffs and get deep into the playoffs is a welcome feeling." Jennings, the Rockies' No. 1 draft pick in 1999, did everything he could to guide them out of mediocrity, departing as the franchise's career leader in starts (156), wins (58) and shutouts (three).
Astros get Jennings in contract year
(12/21/2006) Jason Jennings hopes he has found a home with the Astros. "With the Rockies every year, we'd go into spring training, pretty much hoping to win, not expecting to win," he said. "The feeling around here I'm getting -- and the feeling that I'm going to bring myself -- is the expectation to win. I've seen it firsthand from the other dugout. This team is committed to it." GM Tim Purpura said he and Jennings have not discussed a contract extension. "My only thought right now is getting my body ready, my arm ready, for the '07 season," he said. "Whatever may come off the field, as far as that goes, it's not up to me. I'm just getting ready to pitch."
Rocks deal Jennings in blockbuster
(12/13/2006) Houston acquired Jason Jennings and pitcher Miguel Asencio from the Rockies on Tuesday for outfielder Willy Taveras and pitchers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh. "This gives us a solid No. 2 starter and some depth in the bullpen," Astros GM Tim Purpura said. "It's an exciting day for us." Jennings will make $5.5 million in 2007 and is eligible to become a free agent after next season. He is Colorado's career leader in victories (58) and shutouts (three). "I'm excited to go to a good ballclub and a team with playoff aspirations every year," Jennings said. "I am looking forward to a new opportunity with a new team. It's almost like a breath of fresh air, a whole new beginning for me."
Jennings wants to be 'blown away'
(12/5/2006) Jason Jennings has cut the Rockies off from long-term extension talks, which is why he has been shopped of late. He reportedly said he would have to be blown away by a contract offer that would keep him from testing the free-agent market next winter.
Jennings has optioned picked up
(11/8/2006) Jason Jennings' $5.5 million option was exercised Tuesday by the Rockies. Jennings made $4.4 million last season, part of a $7 million, two-year deal he signed in 2004. His buyout would have been $100,000.
Jennings won't start season finale
(9/29/2006) RHP Ubaldo Jimenez will start Sunday in Chicago and it won't be RHP Jason Jennings. "I don't see an upside for him to start," manager Clint Hurdle said. "His last five outings haven't been crisp."
Jennings falls to 9-13
(9/27/2006) Jason Jennings (9-13) allowed five earned runs and nine hits in five innings Tuesday. "Jennings wasn't crisp with his fastball or his slider. I think the workload has piled up on him a little bit," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "Some balls that weren't hit hard found grass, and the ones that were hit hard found grass, too. We threw a bunch of double plays out there, but it just didn't do that much for us."
Jennings gets some run support
(9/20/2006) Jason Jennings (9-12), who entered with the lowest run support in the NL (4.01), allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings Tuesday. Colorado had 17 hits, raising its two-game total to 36.
Jason Jennings picks up win
(9/14/2006) Jason Jennings (8-12) ended a seven-start winless stretch in which he had dropped his last three decisions since beating the Padres on July 30 with a victory on Wednesday at San Francisco. He also reached the 200-innings mark for the second time in his career -- a feat accomplished only eight other times in franchise history. Jennings, who had four straight no-decisions against San Francisco since beating the Giants on June 5, 2004, at Coors Field, allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked two.
Jennings solid in no-decision
(9/7/2006) Colorado's Jason Jennings and San Diego's Clay Hensley each threw three-hit ball for seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 Padres victory in a pitchers duel on Wednesday night. Jennings struck out nine and walked four in the no-decision.
J. Jennings allows five runs
(9/2/2006) Jason Jennings gave up five runs on eight hits in six innings Friday at the L.A. Dodgers. He took the loss to fall to 7-12 on the season.
Jennings not getting support
(8/27/2006) Jason Jennings allowed five runs and five hits Saturday in five innings for the Rockies, who have scored two runs or less in his last five starts. "We didn't score for him," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Jason Jennings takes loss
(8/20/2006) Jason Jennings, hit by Jose Reyes' leadoff comebacker in the first, dropped to 1-4 in his last 11 starts, giving up four hits in six innings on Sunday at the Mets. He did strike out five.
Jennings impressive on Tuesday
(8/16/2006) Jason Jennings allowed one earned run and five hits in eight strong innings on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. Despite the quality start, he did not figure into the decision as the game ended up going 18 innings.
Jennings not getting run support
(8/12/2006) RHP Jason Jennings, who allowed one earned run in seven innings Thursday against the Dodgers, got just two runs of support -- the eighth time in nine starts the Rockies have scored three or fewer runs for him.
(8/11/2006) Jason Jennings allowed two runs on six hits with five strike outs and three walks over seven innings on Thursday in a no-decision at Los Angeles.
Jennings goes seven strong
(8/5/2006) Jason Jennings allowed just one earned run and five hits over seven strong innings in Saturday's start at San Francisco. Despite the quality start, he did not figure into the decision with game heading into extra innings. He also did not walk a batter and struck out six.
Jennings solid on Sunday
(7/30/2006) Jason Jennings pitched seven solid innings for his first win in a month, helping the Colorado Rockies inch closer to the NL West-leading San Diego Padres with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Jennings (7-9) was winless in his previous six starts despite giving up more than two earned runs just once, going 0-3 with a 2.93 ERA.
Jennings takes loss in gem
(7/26/2006) Albert Pujols hit his 33rd homer, Chris Carpenter scattered seven hits over 7 1/3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 1-0 Tuesday night to hand Jason Jennings the first complete-game loss for a Rockies pitcher at home in franchise history. Pujols hit a 1-1 pitch from Jennings into the right-field stands in the sixth. That was all the Cardinals could manage against Jennings, who allowed four hits and two walks. It was the third 1-0 game in the history of Coors Field. The Cardinals threatened in the first when David Eckstein and So Taguchi hit consecutive singles, but Pujols lined out to shortstop and Juan Encarnacion hit into a double play to end the inning. Jennings settled in after that, giving up a walk in the second and then retiring 12 consecutive batters before Pujols' homer with two out in the sixth.
Jennings winless since June 20
(7/19/2006) Jason Jennings (6-8), who has not won since June 20, faced the minimum through three innings on Wednesday at Pittsburgh. But he ultimately allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings, walking three and striking out two in the loss.
Jennings takes a tough loss
(7/15/2006) Jason Jennings allowed just three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in six strong innings on Friday at Cincinnati, but it was not good enough to outpitch Aaron Harang. He struck out four but fell to 6-7.
Jennings needs some support
(7/14/2006) Colorado will start Jason Jennings (6-6, 3.67) at Cincinnati Friday. He hopes for better support from his bullpen. Jennings has won his last three decisions, but hasn't earned a victory since June 20. He has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last three starts, but has not factored in the decision of those games.
Jennings to start next Friday
(7/9/2006) LHP Jeff Francis will start the first game after the All-Star game in Cincinnati. RHP Jason Jennings and RHP Aaron Cook will follow. Due to the break, manager Clint Hurdle said RHP Josh Fogg of LH Francis would be available in relief Sunday if needed.
Jennings has QS in no-decision
(7/8/2006) Jason Jennings allowed just one earned run, six hits and a walk in eight strong innings on Friday against the Diamondbacks. He picked up a quality start for the sterling effort, but he did not figure into the decision which was decided in a crazy ninth inning which saw 13 runs between the two teams.
Jennings quality again Sunday
(7/3/2006) Jason Jennings allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks in seven strong innings on Sunday at Seattle. He posted a quality start, but did not figure into the decision. He also struck out five batters in the solid game.
Jennings posts quality start
(6/27/2006) Jason Jennings allowed two earned runs and four hits in seven innings at L.A. Angels, but he did not figure into the decision. He walked three batters and struck out five.
Jennings dominant on Tuesday
(6/21/2006) Jason Jennings and two relievers combined on a one-hitter and the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 6-0 on Tuesday night. Jennings (6-6) overcame six walks in seven innings for his third straight win. Coupled with a 7-0 win on Monday night, it was the second back-to-back shutouts in Coors Field's 11-year history. Jennings, Tom Martin and Brian Fuentes held the A's without a hit after the first inning for the first consecutive shutouts at Coors Field since five Rockies pitchers did it April 30 and May 1, 2002. It was the first one-hitter in Rockies' history and the third time there has been one hit or less at Coors Field. Hideo Nomo had a no-hitter for the Dodgers on Sept. 17, 1996, and Florida's Pat Rapp held the Rockies to one hit on Sept. 17, 1995. Colorado has had consecutive shutouts three times in team history, in 2001 at San Diego and the two at Coors in 2002. It was also the seventh shutout -- fourth by the Rockies -- at Coors Field this year, breaking the single-season record set in 1997 with 47 games still left at the hitter-friendly park. Jennings got off to a shaky start, allowing a game-opening single to Jason Kendall and walks to Nick Swisher and Bobby Crosby to load the bases with two outs, but got Dan Johnson to fly out to end the inning. Jennings didn't allow another hit after that and offset his six walks with six strikeouts to become the first Rockies pitcher to win three straight starts.
Jason Jennings dominates Nationals
(6/15/2006) Jason Jennings threw eight strong innings leading the Colorado Rockies over the Washington Nationals 8-1 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. Jennings (5-6) shut out Washington until the seventh, when third baseman Garrett Atkins' two-base error allowed an unearned run to score. Otherwise, Jennings was dominant, scattering six hits and two walks, along with six strikeouts, before leaving after 120 pitches.
Jennings wins despite rough start
(6/11/2006) Jason Jennings (4-6) gave up five runs in the first three innings but recovered to earn the victory Saturday. He allowed 10 hits with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Jason Jennings takes loss
(6/4/2006) Jason Jennings (3-6) gave up four runs and 10 hits in seven innings to pick up a loss on Sunday vs. the Marlins. He allowed Mike Jacobs' solo homer in the first and Ramirez's solo shot in the seventh and his defense committed an uncharacteristic three errors. "You don't get the breaks when you're not going well," Jennings said.
Jason Jennings tosses CG gem
(5/30/2006) Rockies SP Jason Jennings pitched a nine-inning shutout at San Diego on Monday, allowing two hits, walking three and striking out seven. "He was absolutely fantastic tonight," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. Jennings improved to 4-0 in six starts at Petco. "He had everything going for him. Controlled their bat speed, stayed down. He had it all. Masterful."
Dodgers romp against Jennings
(5/24/2006) Jason Jennings allowed six runs -- five earned -- and 11 hits in six innings at L.A. Dodgers on Tuesday, as he fell to 2-5 and saw his ERA rise to 5.18.
Jennings takes a tough loss
(5/17/2006) Jason Jennings allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings against the Dodgers, but he was unable to beat Brad Penny in a good pitching matchup. He also struck out four batters in the quality start.
Jennings OK until sixth inning
(5/13/2006) Jason Jennings (2-3) allowed two hits over the first five innings before Houston tagged him for six in the sixth on Friday. He struck out five and walked one. The outing came six days after he pitched a complete game in a 5-0 victory over Houston. He finished with a line of five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Jennings throws second shutout
(5/7/2006) After getting his second career shutout, Jason Jennings couldn't help but think back to his last outing. "I felt I threw the ball well, but realized we wouldn't have won that game no matter how well I pitched," Jennings said after pitching a seven hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 5-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. "We ran into a tough guy in Tim Hudson," he said, referring to a 2-0 loss to Atlanta on Monday. "All I wanted to do tonight was keep that going and build on what I did well." Jennings (2-2) struck out a season-high nine against Houston, walked one and retired 12 in a row during one stretch. He was 0-2 in his previous four starts and last won April 9 at San Diego. "He got the ball past people and he never threw a ball over 90 mph because his off speed was so efficient," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "He was on and off the gas pedal, worked up and down and in and out. It was basic pitching." Houston manager Phil Garner agreed. "Jennings pounded the strike zone and threw strikes," Garner said. "It's amazing what happens when you throw strikes, and he did."
Jennings has quality start
(5/1/2006) Jason Jennings allowed just two earned runs and seven hits over seven innings on Monday at Atlanta, but he suffered a loss despite the quality start. Atlanta's Tim Hudson spun a one-hit shutout and oddly enough, it was Jennings who collected the only Colorado hit.
Jennings bombed at CBP
(4/27/2006) Rockies starter Jason Jennings (1-1) gave up seven runs and nine hits in five innings at Philadelphia Wednesday. "It was a bad effort," Jennings said. "If I give us any kind of a chance at all, we win this game."
Jennings makes fifth start Wed.
(4/25/2006) Jason Jennings (1-0, 5.40 ERA) makes his fifth start Wednesday. He's pitched at least six innings in his first four. He's 1-2 with a 7.09 ERA against the Phillies.
Jennings allows seven earned runs
(4/22/2006) Jason Jennings, who was tagged for seven earned runs and eight hits over six innings Friday vs. San Francisco, did not pick up a loss thanks to a four-run comeback win in the bottom of the ninth.
Jennings to face Bonds, Giants
(4/21/2006) Right-hander Jason Jennings, who will start Friday night for the Rockies, has enough dismal history with Bonds to avoid being lulled into grandiose thoughts. Bonds is 9-for-23 (.391) against Jennings with two doubles, two homers, three RBIs and 10 walks. "I've faced him enough in the past," said Jennings, who discounts Bonds' homerless drought of 28 at-bats, entering Thursday, to start the season and his .214 average. "He's still Barry. He takes a couple good swings, and he could go on a 10-for-15 tear. That's the type of hitter he is."
(4/16/2006) Jason Jennings had gotten off to slow starts in each of his first four full seasons, going 6-11 with a 6.32 ERA in 21 games in April. He's been much better this year, allowing eight runs in 19 innings. The right-hander wasn't quite as sharp Saturday vs. the Phillies as in his first two starts, but pitched well enough to give the Rockies a chance. He allowed four runs and eight hits, with five strikeouts and three walks.
Jennings picks up victory
(4/9/2006) Jason Jennings, who had a no-decision in his opening-day start against Arizona, held San Diego to three runs and five hits in six innings, walked three and struck out one on Sunday.
Jennings goes seven strong
(4/4/2006) Jason Jennings allowed one run on six hits over seven innings for Colorado on Monday vs. Arizona despite being weakened by a 24-hour bug that had him doubting on Sunday that he'd be able to make his start. He stuck out six and earned a no decision.
Jennings pitches in Triple-A game
(3/19/2006) Jeff Francis started in place of ace right-hander Jason Jennings Saturday, who pitched a minor league game on the back fields at Hi Corbett. Jennings said he was happy with his five-inning, 88-pitch effort against the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple-A team but his enthusiasm was tempered because he didn't recognize any of the hitters he faced. "It's tough going over there pitching against guys I've never seen before," Jennings said. "Over here, it's just more of a fun environment. The crowd gets into it. It's a big league game. Nothing beats a big league game."
Jennings works five innings
(3/14/2006) RHP Jason Jennings became the first Rockies pitcher to work five innings, allowing one run on six hits in a 10-6 victory against the Chicago Cubs at Mesa on Monday afternoon. Jennings has won his past two starts, allowing one run on eight hits in nine innings. "This is one of the better outings I have had any spring," Jennings said. "It honestly comes down to delivery and mechanics. For me it is staying low and keeping a nice steady rhythm and letting my arm do what it does."
Jason Jennings in charge on Thursday
(3/10/2006) Jason Jennings was in charge Thursday. The right-hander worked four scoreless innings in the Rockies' 6-2 exhibition victory against the Chicago Cubs at Hi Corbett Field in what he said was "one of the better outings I have had of any of the springs I have been to." The Rockies ended a six-game losing streak, their longest ever in exhibition play. It was marked improvement from Sunday's debacle against Kansas City. Jennings gave up five runs on seven hits in three innings that day. He also walked two. "I was mad at myself," he said. "I felt I had wasted a day. I watched the films from my game against Kansas City (on Sunday) and a couple good games last year, against Baltimore and at home against Los Angeles, and picked up some things." Jennings is getting ready for the Opening Day assignment, which will be the second of his career. He was selected over Aaron Cook, who will start Game 2.
Jennings goes four scoreless
(3/9/2006) Jason Jennings followed a bad outing with four scoreless innings for the Colorado Rockies in a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Jennings gave up two hits, struck out three and hit a batter in getting his second spring training win. "This is one of the better outings I have had any spring," Jennings said. "It honestly comes down to delivery and mechanics. For me it is staying low and keeping a nice steady rhythm and letting my arm do what it does."
Jennings has execution issue?
(3/6/2006) RHP Jason Jennings learned a lesson the hard way Sunday. The Rockies' Opening Day starter, Jennings gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in three innings against Kansas City. "I felt good but didn't do a good job of executing," he said. "I learned something, and that's what is important. I have to make sure I slow myself down." There's another lesson that manager Clint Hurdle hopes Jennings will finally learn. "He didn't pitch down enough," Hurdle said. "He didn't throw his sinker enough. He has to remember he is a sinkerball pitcher."
Jennings looks sharp in opener
(3/2/2006) Jason Jennings looked sharp during his two innings in the Rockies' Cactus League opener, a 6-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Pitching for the first time since suffering a fractured right middle finger on July 20, Jennings struck out two in two innings. Jennings fell behind more hitters than he wanted but threw his sinking fastball consistently and mixed in his changeup and his strikeout pitch -- a slider he used to retire Paul Konerko in the first and Brian Anderson in the second. "Especially facing the 'A' lineup from the world champs, it was definitely a way to get everything kick-started," Jennings told MLB.com. He was announced as the starter on Opening Day, April 3 at home against Arizona. "The adrenaline was pumping a little bit. That's just normal for me."
Jennings gets Rockies' No. 1 spot
(2/26/2006) The Rockies named Jason Jennings their opening-day starter. "I want him to know that I have the confidence in him by giving him the ball Opening Day. I can't make a bigger statement," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Jennings likely done for season
(7/23/2005) The Rockies placed Jason Jennings on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday due to a fracture right middle finger.
Jennings likely out Monday
(7/22/2005) The Rocky Mountain News reports that Jason Jennings will probably miss Monday's start against the Mets because of a strained ligament in his right middle finger. He might even land on the DL. He flew to Denver from Pittsburgh to undergo an examination.
Jennings has sprained finger
(7/21/2005) Jason Jennings was forced out of Wednesday's start at Washington due to a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand. He suffered the injury while sliding into second base.
Jennings leaves Wednesday's start
(7/20/2005) Jason Jennings left Wednesday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning at Washington due to an apparent right hand injury.
Jennings opens 2nd half in Cincy
(7/11/2005) RHP Jason Jennings, LHP Jeff Francis and RHP Jamey Wright will start in Cincinnati after the All-Star break for the Rockies.
Jennings on track for Rockies
(7/10/2005) Jason Jennings (5-8) walked four, struck out one and benefited from three double plays. He was nicked in the left foot by the barrel of a bat in the third inning, but he was unhurt.
Jennings has respectable outing
(7/3/2005) Jason Jennings allowed two earned runs and seven hits in six innings on Sunday at St. Louis, but he did not figure into the decision.
Jennings streaks to respectability
(9:01 pm ET) RHP Jason Jennings is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA over his past five outings after going 1-6 with a 7.05 ERA in his first nine starts.
Jennings blanks O's through 7
(6/17/2005) Jason Jennings allowed six hits in seven scoreless innings Friday against the Orioles. He struck out seven and walked five, while improving to 4-7.
Jennings hurls gem vs. Cards
(5/31/2005) Jason Jennings gave up six hits and one run in seven innings Tuesday against the Cardinals. He struck out four and walked three, while besting Mark Mulder.
Jennings shocks the Cubs
(5/26/2005) Jason Jennings allowed one earned run and seven hits in seven innings at Chicago Cubs on Thursday to improve his record to 2-6.
Jennings to start Fri. at L.A.
(4/28/2005) Jason Jennings will start for Colorado on Friday at Los Angeles after the snowouts this week. His following start will come vs. San Diego in Game 3 of that series next week.
Jennings goes the distance
(4/23/2005) Jason Jennings tossed a complete game in Friday's game, cooling off the red-hot Dodgers at Coors Field. He allowed one earned run while scattering 10 hits to notch his first victory.
Jennings (0-2) a tough-luck loser
(4/12/2005) Jason Jennings (0-2) gave up two runs in the first on Troy Glaus' RBI double and Shawn Green's run-scoring single, then retired the next 10 batters Monday night. "You never win a game in the first inning, but sometimes you can lose it," Hurdle said. "Sometimes it's a hard thing to swallow." Jennings allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, just one hit after the first. He struck out five and walked four, one intentionally, before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh. "Really in the first inning I made one bad pitch, the pitch to Green," Jennings said. "The pitch to Glaus wasn't a bad pitch. I don't really know how he kept it fair."
Jennings solid in spring outing
(3/21/2005) Jason Jennings struck out six in five innings. The 2002 NL rookie of the year, gave up three runs and five hits, including Mike Sweeney's first homer of the spring, a two-run shot.
(2/25/2005) Rockies "ace" Jason Jennings says he will be much more happy with his new contract. "I feel a little different," Jennings said Friday. "I don't know if it's more relaxed, more comfortable -- I don't know what the word is yet -- but I do feel different. It's nice to have that behind me and just go out and pitch and get myself ready."
SP Jennings gets multiyear deal
(1/18/2005) The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with RHP Jason Jennings on a two-year contract with a third-year club option.
Jennings defeats Diamondbacks
(7/31/2004) Jason Jennings allowed eight hits and just one run in seven strong innings Friday against Arizona. He improved to 2-1 with a 4.38 ERA against the Diamondbacks in four starts this year.
Jennings wins second in a row
(6/1/2004) Jason Jennings won consecutive starts for the first time in 344 days. He beat San Diego each of his past two starts. Jennings was especially good on Monday, allowing only one run on four hits in eight innings. "That's the best game he has pitched since his first game," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle told the Rocky Mountain News.
Jennings is pushed back
(5/25/2004) Jason Jennings will now start on Wednesday against the Padres.
Jennings can't snap slump
(5/20/2004) The Denver Post reports Rockies manager Clint Hurdle is losing patience with Jason Jennings. "We are at the point with him right now where it's time for him to fish or cut bait," Hurdle said tersely.
Manager talks about Jennings' slump
(5/6/2004) Rockies manager Clint Hurdle told the Rocky Mountain News that the team has not discussed sending the slumping Jason Jennings to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Hurdle said Jennings is still opening up in his delivery, causing his sinker to travel on more of a horizontal plane and lose its bite. "He's just got to find a way to get himself back grounded," Hurdle said. "It's been my experience in this game (that) it takes you time to get out of sorts, and it's going to take some time to get back in sorts. Hopefully, he can continue to show signs of improvement each and every time until that package comes back together."
Jennings gets first victory
(4/19/2004) Jason Jennings allowed four earned runs and eights hits in six innings to pick up a win at St. Louis on Sunday.
Jennings to be No. 2
(3/29/2004) Jason Jennings will open the season as Colorado's No. 2 starter.
Jennings not sharp on Sunday
(3/8/2004) Jason Jennings allowed two doubles and two walks on Sunday, and only 19 of his 37 pitches were strikes. "I was shaky with my location but I was able to make pitches I needed to," Jennings told the Rocky Mountain News. "It seems I'd make two or three good pitches in a row and then a couple that were out of the zone."
Jennings has dead arm
(3/4/2004) The Denver Post notes Jason Jennings has a "dead arm". "It feels a little sluggish," Jennings said. "But I should be fine by Sunday."
Jennings to miss last start
(9/22/2003) Jason Jennings (illness) will not make his last start scheduled on Friday at San Diego. He was hospitalized Friday with a high fever and vomiting.
(9/20/2003) Jason Jennings was admitted to a hospital Saturday morning after vomiting and running a high fever on Friday. He was scheduled to start against San Diego Saturday.
Jason Jennings to start Saturday
(9/15/2003) The Rocky Mountain News reports that Jennings will get an extra day of rest and start on Saturday against San Diego.
Jennings touched up Thursday
(7/18/2003) Jason Jennings allowed seven earned runs and nine hits in only four innings Thursday at San Francisco.
Jennings impressive on Tuesday
(6/11/2003) Jason Jennings threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday at Minnesota, as he improved to 5-5. He allowed three hits and four walks while striking out seven batters.
Jennings to start Tuesday's game
(6/9/2003) Jason Jennings was moved up to pitch Tuesday's game after Darren Oliver was used in relief on Saturday. Oliver will have his next start pushed back to Thursday.
Jennings pitches well Saturday
(5/11/2003) Jason Jennings allowed one earned run in seven innings on Saturday at Florida to even his record at 3-3.
Jennings back in the win column
(4/30/2003) Jason Jennings had his best outing of the season on Tuesday against Cincinnati. He pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs and five hits to improve to 2-3.
Jennings tagged for eight runs
(4/1/2003) Jason Jennings allowed eight runs, including three home runs, and nine hits in four innings of work on Tuesday. He also allowed one walk and struck out five batters.
Jennings to pitch opener
(3/23/2003) Jason Jennings was named the opening day starter on Sunday. Denny Neagle, originally slated for the assignment, had his start pushed back due to a sore left elbow. "It's something to be proud of," Jennings said Sunday. "It just goes back probably to last year, all the hard work I put through the minor leagues and through last year. It's just one game, but it's got a little more meaning to it."
(11/4/2002) Jennings was named the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday. He went 16-6 with a 4.52 ERA in 32 starts. Jennings is going to be fairly overpriced in Fantasy leagues next spring, as he still pitches half his games in Coors Field. It's more likely he'll decline in value than take the next step forward.
(8/24/2002) Jennings, who was battling arm and face injuries, made his scheduled start Friday against the Mets, allowing four runs on seven hits in seven innings to record his 15th win. He is safe to get back into your active lineup.
(8/20/2002) Despite suffering from injuries to his arm and face, Jennings told The Denver Post that he expects to start against the Mets on Aug. 23. Monitor his progress in the next few days before adjusting your daily lineup.
(8/19/2002) Jennings was bothered by a stiff arm during his start on Sunday but still managed to work six solid innings, allowing five hits and two runs. "After every inning, my arm got a little more stiff," Jennings said. "But it wasn't hurting bad enough to come out of the game." Jennings is not expected to miss his next start.
(6/1/2002) Jennings retired his first 16 batters for his fifth straight win as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants Friday. Jennings, who improved his record to 7-2, allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings. He is inexperienced, but his early success still makes him worthy of being a No. 3 pitcher in NL-only leagues.
(4/17/2002) Jennings' right elbow appeared to be fine Tuesday when he went six innings, allowing nine hits and four runs -- all on homers in the fourth. Jennings departed in the third inning of his previous start with a bruised pitching elbow. It seems safe to start him next week.
(4/15/2002) Jennings completed his regular bullpen workout Sunday and told the Rocky Mountain News that he expects to start Tuesday's game. Jennings was his forced to leave his previous start early after being struck in the elbow by a line drive. It appears he will be healthy enough to start this week, but don't expect him to be too productive. His scheduled start will be at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
(4/12/2002) Jennings left Thursday's game in the third inning after being struck on his pitching elbow by a line drive off the bat of Steve Finley. The Rockies' medical staff said Jennings bruised his right elbow, and precautionary X-rays at a hospital were negative. He will be evaluated on a daily basis. We wouldn't advise using him when he is healthy. The thin air at his home park Coors Field is extremely favorable to hitters.
(4/4/2002) Jennings has been battling the flu, but he was able to work in the bullpen on Wednesday. He will be Colorado's fifth starter, which means he will have minimal Fantasy value.
(3/25/2002) With Pete Harnisch expected to begin the season on the DL, Jennings will open the year as Colorado's fifth starter. He is not worth a Fantasy draft choice because of his inexperience and home ballpark.
(3/15/2002) Jennings allowed four runs on six hits in five innings Thursday, keeping him in the race for the fifth starter's job. While the outing wasn't great, it wasn't bad and was better than that of his competition, Pete Harnisch and Dennis Stark. Regardless of the outcome of this race, whoever wins is still highly unlikely to be worth owning this season.
(8/30/2001) Jennings allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings Wednesday in Los Angeles, picking up his second win in his first two big-league starts. That followed up a shutout of the Mets in New York in which he also added a home run as a hitter. Before you get too excited about Jennings, we'll remind you that Mark Brownson also tossed a shutout to make a big splash in his big-league debut in 1998. Both pitchers were 23-year-old right-handers at the time, but Brownson went on to post a 6.94 ERA in 11 career appearances (nine starts). Jennings might be worth adding to your roster in an NL-only league, but this comparison shows how deceiving stats can be coming from young Rockies starting pitchers.